Miss World Malaysia

Miss World Malaysia pageant has been staged since 1963. The winner represents the country at Miss World pageant. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) a runner-up is sent.

Miss World Malaysia
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Formation1963; 58 years ago (1963)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur
Official language
National Director
Sean Wong
Parent organization
Fantastic Golden Sdn. Bhd.

The current titleholder of Miss World Malaysia is Lavanya Sivaji of Selangor.[1] She will represent Malaysia at Miss World 2021 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[2]


Eric Morley first invitation for Malaysia in Miss World was in 1960 when the country was known as Malaya back then. In 1963, a national beauty pageant was organized to select Malaysia's first representative at Miss World on 20 April 1963, at the Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur. 19-year-old Catherine Loh, representing Brunei was being elected as Miss Malaysia 1963.[3] Loh was crowned by the French actress Capucine in an event that was attended by 30 candidates from across the federation. Loh had been “Miss Brunei” for three consecutive years.[4]

Since 2018, Fantastic Golden Sdn. Bhd. has been the official licensee of Miss World Malaysia while singer-songwriter and social entrepreneur Sean Wong, PBM, is the national director of the prestigious beauty contest.[5]

Notable winners


Requirements for participants of the Miss World Malaysia election: (2018)[11]

  • Malaysian citizen, ages 18 to 26.
  • Non-Muslim and not married or divorced or have had children.
  • Height must be at least 165cm and above in order to participate.
  • Must be able to communicate well in English and Bahasa Melayu.
  • Preferably special expertise or achievements in various fields (music, dance, singing, leadership, etc.)

Recent titleholders

Edition State Miss World Malaysia Venue of Competition Placement at Miss World Number of Entrants Ref
2021   Selangor Lavanya Sivaji Virtual Contest TBA 37 [12]
2019   Selangor Alexis Sue-Ann Seow Mega Star Arena, Kuala Lumpur Top 40 20 [13]
2018   Sarawak Larissa Ping Liew BCCK, Kuching, Sarawak Top 30 12 [14]
2016   Kuala Lumpur Tatiana Kumar Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Unplaced 20 [15]
2015   Sabah Brynn Zalina Lovett Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Unplaced 19 [16]
2014   Sarawak Dewi Liana Seriestha Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Top 25 21 [17]

See also


  1. ^ "MISS WORLD MALAYSIA 2021 IS .. DR LAVANYA SIVAJI!!!". www.missosology.info. Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  2. ^ Caraballo, Harry Rodríguez. "¡Confirmado! Celebrarán concurso internacional de Miss Mundo en Puerto Rico". Metro (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  3. ^ Beautiesofuniverseandworld (2020-01-11). "Miss World 1963". MISS WORLD HISTORY. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  4. ^ "renatodoxaguia: All About Miss Malaysia World 1963, Catherine Loh, Pixie Monteiro, Miss Brunei and All. Old Newspaper Cuttings". renatodoxaguia. Retrieved 2021-02-12.
  5. ^ "About Us". 2019-04-21. Retrieved 2020-10-19.
  6. ^ "renatodoxaguia: All About Miss Malaysia World 1963, Catherine Loh, Pixie Monteiro, Miss Brunei and All. Old Newspaper Cuttings". renatodoxaguia. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  7. ^ "After Crazy Rich Asians, five other films Michelle Yeoh totally owns". South China Morning Post. 2018-08-22. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  8. ^ Zainul, Mohd Nazllie (2017-04-19). "Bekas ratu cantik jadi tauke busana Muslimah". Berita Harian. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
  9. ^ "Soo Wincci finally gets her PhD". The Star Online. 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  10. ^ "A first for Malaysia – Dewi is Miss Talent at Miss World finals". Borneo Post Online. 2014-12-15. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  11. ^ "Applications now open for Miss World Malaysia 2018". 2019-04-23. Retrieved 2020-12-04.
  12. ^ Altatis, Conan (2021-10-16). "Miss World Malaysia 2021 results: Lavanya Sivaji crowned virtually". ALTATIS magazine. Retrieved 2021-10-18.
  13. ^ Murugesan, Meera (2019-11-27). "Celebrating traditional beauty with Miss World Malaysia 2019 | New Straits Times". NST Online. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  14. ^ Adenan, Asmah (2018-09-09). "Jelitawan Sarawak, Larissa Ping bergelar Miss World Malaysia 2018 malam tadi". Sarawakvoice.com. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  15. ^ Dominic, Sachina. "Girl told 'not beautiful' crowned Miss Malaysia World 2016 | Malay Mail". www.malaymail.com. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  16. ^ "Guess Who Just Got First Runner-Up At Miss World Talent 2015?". The Daily Seni. 2015-12-16. Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  17. ^ "Sarawak's musical gem: Nisa Addina". BorneoTalk. 2020-07-20. Retrieved 2021-02-14.